This Is Why We Want A Performance Catamaran!
Why let go of our perfectly good cruising catamaran to get a go-fast boat? That is a question we have gotten a lot of since we sold Curiosity. Spoiler alert, it has nothing to do with racing or going fast. It’s all about maximizing the journey.
And the boat we’re on now, or more importantly, the captains, are all about the journey. Sailors after our own hearts!
With Frank and Mary Grace, it’s all about having fun! They cherry-pick their weather windows, anchorages, and gear to enhance the experience, not endure it. It’s what most of us aim for but it seems they really have it dialed in.
When we woke up this morning there was barely a breath of wind…maybe 5 knots. The sky is cloudy and the ever-present threat of rain is off in the distance. We tried to tell Frank that maybe it was not the best day for Champagne Sailing. But he said it’s gonna be a perfect day out there, trust me. And we can still have fun, even if it’s raining!
By the time we got the Mainsail up, we had 7 knots of breeze and it slowly filled in 10+ knots. Talk about perfect conditions for a test sail. Last week s/v Ticket To Ride blew our minds with her upwind sailing and now she’s ready to flex with her light breeze performance reaching and running. Because we’re on a mission today. We’re deep in research mode for our new boat and we need to place an order for the sails soon. So, the goal is to head out to sea, try to hit all points of sail, and use some sails we haven’t seen flying yet. It’s going to be a sleigh ride!
⛵S/V TICKET TO RIDE
If you missed the introduction to Frank, Mary Grace, and Ticket To Ride, you can catch up here: gonewiththewynns.com/performance-catamaran-full-tour
You can learn even more over at the TTR Blog: https://hh55tickettoride.com/
Mary Grace wrote an interesting article from our time onboard and all the discussions we had about new tech on boats. It’s great insight for anyone shopping or planning a refit! https://hh55tickettoride.com/2022/11/12/the-wynns-the-boat-the-years-what-have-we-learned/
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